Driving during the winter months is a bit more difficult than driving when the weather is nice. There are some steps that you can take when you are driving in the snow and in the winter conditions that can help you to remain as safe as possible. Of course, even your best driving isn't going to help you to remain safe if the other drivers on the road aren't driving safe.
We recently discussed some of the unique hazards that pedestrians face during the winter months. One of these is the risk of slipping and falling on the ice that accumulates on the sidewalks. When this occurs, the pedestrian can slide into the way of an oncoming vehicle. This could lead to a very serious accident. It is also a reason why drivers must be especially careful to watch for pedestrians during the winter months.
The winter months are full of challenges for pedestrians in Connecticut thanks to snow and ice on crosswalks, sidewalks, parking lots and more. Planning ahead to combat these challenges can help you to get to your destination safely if you have to walk when the streets and sidewalks are slippery and dangerous.
This holiday season, all drivers on the roadways have to be careful. Accidents are horrible all year long, but around the winter holidays, they seem so much worse. As you head out to meet up with family members and friends, be sure that you are doing everything you can to drive in a safe manner. Of course, that doesn't mean that you won't be in an accident.
Drunk drivers are a public safety hazard. Around this time of year, people who are attending holiday parties might opt to consume alcohol. This in and of itself isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if those partygoers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, their decision can put other people in grave danger.